Chinas love affair with the piano
Currently, it is estimated that around 5 million Chinese children and youths are learning the piano, a significant number for a country that is yet to be truly westernized. Between 2007 and 2012, the average price for a piano in China went up from 13,000...
Resistance Without Voice in Jane Campions The Piano
There is yet another important element of Ada’s muteness in the film to be discovered in the Victorian ideals which indicated respectable women should not own property, make any important decisions or demonstrate too much outward emotion. Even the English ladies who lived right next...
Adas Muteness and Voice, Differnet Aspects
A fully developed human was someone who could control himself to the point that nothing escaped without his intention. Thus, ideas developed that characterized women as being incapable of controlling their emotion and defined the ideal person as someone who expressed no emotion. It was...
Impact of Psychological Factors on Education
The aim of this pilot project is to test the capacity of a three-year-old child in learning to play a simple song on the piano through mimicry and auditory stimulation, and then to see if the symbols of the notes can be taught and associated...
Analysis of Two Kinds
It is this simple reality which is symbolically developed into a story by the writer to highlight the truth that no one can be forced to become a prodigy. The story also unravels the inner conflicting motives of the characters. She says, “And then I...
Analysis of UCR Chamber Music Performance
A Review of UCR Chamber Music Performance
The following is a review of the performance by Music Department of University of California Riverside on February 19, 2014 at Culver Center of the Arts. It featured musical compositions by Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi, Alec Wilder, Joaquin Turina...
Handel's Influence on Beethoven
Handel’s talent was recognized by the England royalty and he was hired to write music for a number of special occasions. He made compositions for solemn pieces such as joyous music to celebrate coronations, historic events, end of war, and royal weddings; he also composed...
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Analysis of Lee Morgan Songs
The four personnel are arranged in a row with trumpeter from left and drummer in the right. The soloist is in front of the other three. The drummer plays the song aggressively until he is sweating hence the song style is a hard pop. The...
Long listening assignment
Dizzy remain calm, composed and relaxed throughout the performance. He takes time from until 2:02 seconds playing with the tempo and at a slow pace. He is seen smiling at the audience and his fellow-performers, turning left to Sonny and saying something to him between...
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Innovation and Tradition in French Music since 1920
France created an ideology of identity-based on moving into innovation and modernity, as well as placing this around the pride for the country. The reflection in the music was then based on the ideals of innovation and experimentation that could represent the new French style2.Les...
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Part of the piece was incorporated into his work, “Oklahoma Stomp” which was recorded under is band Six Jolly Jesters in 1929 (Tucker 34).
In 1917, Ellington began his music career, playing piano at night throughout his hometown. The first group he formed was The Duke’s...
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The Functions Played by Music in two Different Films
The two films despite representing the general theme of moral decadence are good illustrations of how music can be used to achieve different objectives in a film. The two films are stories of two different men faced with different situations and circumstances that transform them....
River flows in you
Apart from River Flows in You he has also composed Kiss the Rain, as well as May Be (iTunes). He started playing the piano when he was only five years old and then migrated to London when he was only eleven so that he could...
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Tiger Parenting(Tiger Mom): Authoritative Parenting Pros and Cons
Could there be a relationship between tiger parenting and upward mobility? In this context, upward mobility simply refers to a shift in class status from a lower one to a relatively higher one. A study by Rubenfeld and Amy found that currently, Indian Americans have...
Background of Alexandre Dossins Publication
The second reason that is based on analyzing By the Fireside is linked to personal reasoning behind the piece. This specific piece will be played at my recital and has been analyzed and looked into in terms of how to perform. The association that I...
Secrets of Jazz Popularity
There is evidence that jazz was already on its way to making the switch from ‘African American’ music to mainstream sound appealing to numerous races. Some artists who truly understood the art of allowing the music to be felt as well as heard were Art...
Autobiography of Mozart
Mozart’s works can be categorized into three sections – Early -from 1761 – 1772, Middle – from 1772 – 1781 and the Late – from 1781 – 1791. The total number of his works was 600 in all which included 21 stage and opera works,...
Self-Objectification of the Female Characters
The human body, from a social and cultural point of view, is capable of conveying the social meaning which shape and influence gendered experience (e. Foucault 1980, Martin 1987) Fredrickson and Roberts proposed the Objectification Theory in 1997. The theory posits that woman’s body is...
Influence about Hungarian folk music in Liszt rhapsody no.2
The Hungarian nobility, for a number of reasons, are not familiar with the old songs, even though they represent Hungary’s key musical legacy. These old melodies are endangered; in truth, they are mostly remembered only by old village dwellers (Loparits 34).
How Does Music Affect Children with Autism
Music therapy can take a number of different forms, depending on the patient, the settings, and what form of music therapy treatment the patient appears to respond to the most positively. The general process is that the patient is accompanied by a trained music therapist...
Hommage a Rameau by Debussy
The history behind the piece is based on Debussy’s desire to re-establish the connection of French composers to their past. Debussy had become attached to the political and national aspirations of musical achievement that would influence his work after he was given the Legion de...
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Day Month Year The Legacy of Duke Ellington There have been numerous influential musicians over the years.Think of classical music and Beethoven or Mozart come to mind. Consider Rock and Roll for even a moment and the Beatles or Elvis Presley are certain to...
Concert Review: A Review of Regan Siglin’s Junior Piano Recital al Affiliation The October 31st concert by Regan Siglin had beenhugely anticipated by students and lecturers alike, as it would be a convenient opportunity to gauge the performance of a fellow student against my own...
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Romantic Composer Presentation on Peter Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky benefited immensely from this training together with Zaremba that catapulted his musical career into being more professional through the acquisition of the necessary tools that were essential for him as a composer. This composer also received exposure to European principles that influenced him...
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The First Movement of Beethovens Symphony No. 5
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
The beginning of Beethoven’s symphony No. 5 can be referred to as one of the most popular tunes to come into existence including in this modern times and even individuals who are not fans of classical music are familiar with it. It...
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(Music) concert review
The tempo changes from the initial slow walking pace at the start of the presentation to a more lively and quick pace before receding back to a normal walking pace and continues to toggle between the two paces.
The melody of the recital can be described...
Critical and Cultural Perspectives of the Music Industry
COMPARISONS AND DIFFERENCES IN INTENTION BY THE 1960’S& 1990’S MUSICIANS An artist in the 1960’s played important and influential roles in different societies, locally and also abroad. Their counterparts of the 1990’s too, have always tried best to achieve the same. Music has a powerful...
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Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen: Referring to Marriage
Another metaphorical concept that has been mentioned a couple of times above is that ‘market is a business deal’. This can be discussed separately to show what happens after the comparing, admiring and selecting merchandise in the market the two overlap a couple of times....
Booker debuted his recordings the eve of 1954 and continued in the preceding year with the Imperial label, his first hand classical included “Doin the Hambone" and "Thinkin Bout My Baby." While these events unfolding directed towards a number of work sessions with the famous...
A biographical sketch of Johannes Brahms
He started being slightly recognized in the 1850s when he began writing some of his published works. Then a fortunate trip as an accompanist of Hungarian Violinist, Remenyi (1828-1888) came. Brahms performed so well, playing from his memory that Remenyi was so impressed by his...
Films And Their Reflection Of The Society Of The Mid-Seventies Era
Rayette clingy mature annoys Bobby so much. He loathes country music and dislikes the way his girlfriend lives her life through Tammy Wynette songs. Rayette seems to play songs for every occasion of her life. When they go out with their friends Stoney and Elton,...
Roma (Gypsy) music
Only, surrounding host cultures are useful during ceremonies like baptism and funerals whereby Romans required formal religious institution. Elders are regarded as spiritual leaders only with no Priests and churches for the Pentecostal Romanian, the minority. Despite separating from India for over 1,000 years, they...
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The Culturally Displaced Other in Jane Eyre
Jane uses the reference of slaves and the colonized in the context of oppression. The comparison that Jane makes between the condition of a woman and a slave is not to show the latter inferior but to stress on the grimness of torture on both...
The monkey's paw by W.W. Jacobs
However, in this particular case, we can see Mrs. White and the son very attentive listening to what the visitor was saying. On the other hand, the husband, in this case, is asking what is so special about this monkey paw. To him, this was...
The Influence of Mass Media on the Development of Modern Music
Rock music is a generalization of the name of a number of areas of popular music. “In studying the history of music it is, of course, necessary to learn certain facts about musical forms and styles in the different historical periods, but it is even...
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Cultural struggles do not leave anyone untouched; it affects even those that come in the future. While writing the essay Two Kinds, Amy Tan must have been informed by the struggles that her family went through while running away from China's Cultural Revolution. The statements...
How Mozart Was Representative of His Era
It is the latter fact that led to the prominence of solo performances, where an artist could bask in the glory of his talent before audiences.Overall, one may say that the music of the classical era was lighter and less dramatic than that of other...
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The Relation between Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Hermann
The relation between Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Hermann is unique in nature and also play an important role making Hitchcock one of the best directors of all time in the USA and also in the world. During the most successful year of the Hitchcock’s career...
Geniuses As People Born With Astonishing Abilities
The story ‘Two Kinds’ by Amy Tan takes on a mother trying to make her little girl into something of a genius, even though both mother and daughter are aware that the girl is talentless. Still, not accepting or perhaps unable to, the mother keeps...
Nam Jun Paik
A good example of one his works’ that depicts this is his ‘electronic superhighway’.
“Figure 1, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Nam June Paik, 1995, 49-channel closed circuit video installation, neon, steel and electronic components, approx. 15 x 40 x 4 ft., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift...